Bike to Work Day 2013

Bike to Work 2013 was held on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the end Missouri’s Bike to Work Week (May 13-17) and during national Bike to Work Month (May) . The St. Joseph Metropolitan Planing Organization (MPO) hosted the 5th annual Bike to Work Day with prizes, discounts at local retailers and restaurants, an employer competition and photo contest,  as well as an after work awards ceremony and celebration. View our Bike to Work Day 2013 gallery here.

The winner of the photo contest was Christian Johansen with KNPN Fox 26:

Christian Johansen

Through a grant with MODOT’s Blueprint for Safety program, the MPO secured $1,000 for 75 safety shirts (see below), produced a 30 second television advertisement, and supplied incentives and other prizes and safety gear for participants  There were 111 registered participants representing over 40 local employers. This was by far the best turn out for the event to date.

The employer with the most participants was Heartland Health, followed by the City of St. Joseph in 2nd place and Boerhinger Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., in 3rd place.

2013 BTW T Shirt

Bike to Work Day 2013 had 5 Simple Steps:

  1. First register for Bike to Work Day 2013.
  2. Then pick up your Safety Shirt and other gear at City Hall during Bike to Work Week.
  3. Email the MPO a bike related picture to enter the Photo Contest for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Horizons Cycling.
  4. BIKE TO WORK on Friday, May 17 and then ride to all of our participating businesses for a discount!
  5. After work come on down and celebrate the camaraderie of the day at the Hi Ho for free appetizers and our awards ceremony!

Bike to Work Day 2013 Participating Businesses included:

For more information on the day’s events, please view our flyer below.

Bike to Work Day 2013 Flyer

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